Product Briefing Outline: Mecasolar is a company dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of dual axis, azimuth and vertical solar trackers, such as MS Tracker 10 in its two versions MS Tracker 10 and MS Tracker 10 +. The trackers come with a 10-year guarantee on parts and workmanship and displacement.
Problem: The MS TRACKER 10 and 10 PLUS trackers perform solar tracking through astronomical programming. The PLC incorporated into the system ontrols actuation of the two gear motors, which position the photovoltaic surface perpendicular to the sun’s rays, thus maximizing electrical energy generation; the tracker may also be placed in a night position and may assume the evening position in order to being the daily work cycle.
Solution: Accordingly, with the Mecasolar tracking system, increased performance is offered for photovoltaic installations as compared to installations on fixed structures. Said increases are greater than 35%, and vary depending upon the geographic location at which the plant is located, and can even reach as high as 45% for some regions in Spain, according to the company.
Applications: Dual axis, azimuth and vertical solar trackers.
Platform: The MS TRACKER sits on a foundation or concrete footing reinforced with corrugated wire mesh. It is anchored to the footing by securing nuts and locknuts on steel stud bolts. The solar tracker is comprised of two metal profile substructures made of hot dipped galvanised steel, which give the structure a robust resistance. The tracker’s central body is comprised of a ‘V-shaped’ structure on which the frame rests in which the photovoltaic modules are mounted. Mecasolar has the ISO 9001:2000 certificate, CE Certification for conformity with European Directives 98/37/CE, 73/23/CEE and 2004/108/CE. The tracker has been designed according the following standards: DIN 1055-4 (8.86), DIN 1056 (10.84) and MV-103 Building Standard.
Availability: July 2008 onwards.